Shared from IndieWire: What Is The Best Short Film Ever Made? — Critics Survey

E-Columnist David Ehrlich wrote a column with a question answered by a handful of film critics. Here it is: “This past weekend saw the release of ‘Lights Out,’ which is based on a horrifying short film. Shorts can have tremendous value, though even the best of them tend to fly under the radar. What is Read More …

My Teachers Are Aliens (1997)

Three middle school students become curious when all of their teachers unnaturally host a meeting in the computer lab. What they find out from investigating is rather shocking… This restored 6th grade project, initially edited on VCRs, was one of the very first movies for Thomas Productions from nearly two decades ago. Created for Kay Read More …

Shared from NewNowNext: “Golden” Short Film About Growing Up “Different” Spreads Love As It Goes Viral

“In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, a friend asked me to put my short film, Golden, online so she can share it with some friends. If it can spread just a tiny bit of love in these devastating times, the film fulfilled its purpose. “Wherever you are and no matter how tough times are Read More …

Shared from Vulture.com: Black Actors Won More Awards at This Year’s Tonys Than in the Last 9 Years of the Oscars

Leave it to Broadway to show modern society how it’s done right. And of course… ‪#‎LinManuel‬ ‪#‎LoveIsLove‬ ‪#‎Hamilton‬ ‪#‎TonyAwards‬ ‪#‎OscarsSoWhite Read full article here: http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/black-actors-win-big-at-2016-tonys.html

Shared from No Film School: Here’s What Cast and Crew Really Earn on a $200 Million Blockbuster Budget

Ever wonder what the specific monetary breakdown was for individual cast and crew earnings for a ginormous $200 million blockbuster film? So do a lot of people! While the pie isn’t evenly sliced, one would not expect it to be — a director, A-list actors, even editors and composers can all be earning six or Read More …

Shared from Getlisty: Movie Trailer Perfectly Portrays LGBT Comic Book Heroes

Iceman, Mystique and Catwoman are just some of Marvel and DC Comics’ LGBT characters, although the public rarely hears of that in published reality. Now, Director Mike Buonaiuto has crafted this Comic Con trailer below, showing that LGBT superheroes are indeed amazing, and absolutely need to become part of mainstream comic book characters everywhere. See it now! View full info at http://getlisty.net/p/574e7c6289862216b82ac869

Concept Art for New Project

There’s a kindred animated flair to the roaring ’20s style that’s been used in a lot of recent ongoing advertisements. Even reminiscent of Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with introducing Mickey Mouse to the world. We’d like to model the look of an upcoming project after this, using Character Animator from Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Can only Read More …

Demo Reel 2016: Garett Weston Thomas

Producer • Director • Editor • Graphic Artist http://directorG.com • garett.thomas@gmail.com   Works Sampled: Talking Movies with PenTV – 105 – https://vimeo.com/152790389 Urban Hustle – https://vimeo.com/72798511 Gulf Coast Civic Works Project – https://vimeo.com/76618348 NOH8: Is It Real Now? – https://youtu.be/uIZYiuIJtZ8 PenTV Morning Lineup – https://vimeo.com/138362694 The King Who Rained – https://youtu.be/kGVluL6LsVo Pen Voice – 219 Read More …

Shared from No Film School: How to Get the Film Noir Look on a Budget

Might any particular attributes stand out when considering film noir? Take harsh shadows? Black and white? Era of ’40s crime? Even Venecian blinds? Indeed, the most distinguish element of film noir is its lighting. In the short tutorial above, Simon Cade of DSLRguide shows you a cheap but effective lighting setup which can assist in Read More …